Evangelica Testificatio: Apostolic Exhortation on the Renewal of the Religious Life According to the Teachings of the Second Vatican Council [Pope Paul VI] on . Evangelica Testificatio is an apostolic exhortation issued by Pope Paul VI in , concerning the renewal of religious life according to the teaching of the. Evangelica Testificatio: Apostolic Exhortation on the Renewal of the Religious Life According to the Teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Front Cover.

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Too many contrary attractions lead one to seek first of all for a humanly effective activity. Thus he is more intimately consecrated to divine service. How then will the cry of the poor find an echo in your lives? Lumen Gentiumcap. As we contemplate the tenderness of the Lord when He referred to His followers as the “little flock” and reassured them that His Father was pleased evanvelica grant them the kingdom, 67 we make this appeal to you: If the risk tsstificatio to have good results, certain conditions must be respected.

And We ask all the laity to whom “secular duties and activities testificattio properly, although not exclusively” 5 to understand what a strong help you are for them in the striving for that holiness, to which they also are called by their baptism in Christ, to the glory of the Father.

Perfectae caritatis, 14, A.

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Para fortalecerse en Dios Religious life already existed in germ, and progressively it felt the growing need of developing and of taking on different forms of community or solitary life, in order to respond to the pressing invitation of Christ: You will likewise be able to understand the complaints of so many persons who are drawn into the implacable process of work for gain, of profit for enjoyment, and of consumption, which in its turn forces them to a labor which is sometimes inhuman.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Evangeliica to the expression in the Didache, “if you share eternal goods, with all the more reason should you share evangelixa goods that perish.

English Choose a language for shopping. Without it we shall not succeed either in understanding the value of the Christian and religious life or in gaining the strength to advance in it with the joy of a hope that does not deceive.

It obliges you also to awaken consciences to the drama of misery and to the demands of social justice made by the Gospel and the Church. From the first centuries, the Holy Spirit has stirred up, side by side with the heroic confession of the martyrs, the wonderful strength of disciples and virgins, of hermits and anchorites. Sal 9, 13; Job 34, 28; Prov 21, Along this path a precious aid is offered you by the forms of life which experience, faithful to the charisms of the various institutes, has given rise to.

This gift, fragile and vulnerable because of human weakness, remains open to the contradictions of mere reason and is in part incomprehensible to those to whom the light of the Word Incarnate has not revealed how he who loses his life for Him will find evangelcia. Lumen Gentium42, AAS 57,p.

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Religious, in fact, are “striving to attain holiness by a narrower path. In the needs of daily life Por lo tanto os es necesario, queridos hijos e hijas, restituir toda su eficacia a la espiritualidad cristiana de la castidad consagrada.


Perfectae caritatis, 7, A. Observing chastity as you do in the following of Christ, you desire also, according to His example, to live in poverty in the use of this world’s goods which are necessary for your daily sustenance.

Your communities, since they are united in Christ’s name, naturally have as their center the Eucharist, “the Sacrament of love, the sign of unity and the bond of charity.

Need for interior life Appeal to all religious If you have lost the taste for prayer, you will regain the desire for it by returning humbly to its practice. It is the duty of everyone, but especially of superiors and evangellica who exercise responsibility among their brothers or sisters, to awaken in the community the certainties of faith which must be their guide.

And yet, is it not possible to have conflicts between the superior’s authority and the conscience of the religious, the “sanctuary of a person where he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in the depths of his being”? Today more than ever, the world needs to see in you men and women who have believed in the Word of the Lord, in His resurrection and in eternal life, even to the point of dedicating their lives to witnessing to the reality of that love, which is offered to all men.

As disciples of Christ, how could you follow a way different from His? Gaudium et spes, 48, A.